Oranges

Seasonality:

  • Oranges are generally found in store year-round, with peak season being November to April.

Health Benefits of Oranges:

  • Oranges are a healthy source of fiber, Vitamin C, thiamin, folate, potassium and antioxidants.

How to Select Oranges:

  • Choose oranges that feel heavy for their size and have firm, finely textured skin.
  • Skin color is not an indicator of flavor or ripeness. Those with greenish hues can be just as tasty as bright orange ones.
  • Avoid any oranges with soft spots or those that feel spongy.

How to Store Oranges:

  • Store oranges at room temperature for up to 1-2 days.
  • Ripe oranges should be store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

How to Prepare Oranges:

  • Always wash before eating.
  • Remove the peel with knife or orange peeler. Gently rolling the orange between your hands will loosen the peel and make peeling much easier.

Fun Facts About Oranges:

  • The color orange was named after the fruit, not vice-versa. The word orange comes from the Sanskrit naranga meaning fragrant.                
  • The bigger the navel in an orange, the sweeter it will be!

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